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Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) allow local governments to obtain power for their communities from renewable sources that may differ from what the investor owned utility (IOU) would normally provide. CCAs provide a variety of benefits, including local control over resources, development of local generation capacity, lower utility bills, and very importantly, moving communities towards more renewable energy sources. Consequently, it is important to understand the complex policies of these organizations and how they impact customers, so that they can help communities move towards a renewable and sustainable future [Faulkner10]. In this report, we provide policy and program data for eleven CCAs in California, focused on rooftop solar and the implementation of new net-energy metering (NEM) policies by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). This analysis does not include all California CCAs, but it does include the oldest, the newest, the largest, and the smallest; from San Diego to the Redwood Coast; and with a combined base serving over 4.7 million customers. The CCAs discussed in our research are: Central Coast Community Energy (3CE/ CCCE), Clean Power Alliance (CPA), Clean Power SF (CPSF), East Bay Community Energy (EBCE), Marin Clean Energy (MCE), Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE), Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA), San Diego Community Power (SDCP), Santa Barbara Clean Energy (SBCE), Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE), and Sonoma Clean Power (SCP).



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